Asistent -- a machine translation system for Slovene, Serbian and Croatian
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Arcan, Mihael, Popovic, Maja, & Buitelaar, Paul. (2016). Asistent -- a machine translation system for Slovene, Serbian and Croatian. Paper presented at the 10th Conference on Language Technologies and Digital Humanities, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 29 September - 01 October.
The META-NET research on language technologies in 2012 showed a weak support on tools for crossing the language barrier for many European languages, including the south Slavic languages. Therefore, we describe a statistical machine translation system, called Asistent, which enables automatic translations between English, Slovene, Croatian and Serbian. In addition to make this system publicly accessible, we focus on parallel data preparation as well as on using multiple pivot languages for translation quality improvement of the targeted Slavic languages. A comparison of translations generated by the Asistent translation system shows a significant improvement of translation quality over Google Translate.